Obama Digs the Corps
Here's the story, if you even care. Imagine with me the telephone conversation made to secure that t-shirt:
Um, hi...This is Allie Jenkins. I'm with the Barack Obama campaign? Do you...um...sell...you know, military t-shirts?
Cool...I'm looking for one that has the letters U. S. M. C. Do you have something like that?
You do? Excellent. And if you don't mind, my boss, like, totally threw this task at me at the last minute. So I don't even know...What does, or...um...do those letters stand for?
[Gasp] Really?? Wow. That's like totally...wow. Well, anyway...What about colors?
That's it? Just gray? My boss said something earth tone, or sky blue...
Oh. I see. At least it won't clash, I guess. Okay...One last thing. What about the material? We'd like to get something made from fair trade organic hemp if possible.
Bummer, man...But do you know anything about the factory in Bangladesh?
Why are you laughing?
Oh. [giggle] Right. [giggle] Everything's a cause...psst! [whisper] Don't tell anyone I said that.
[giggle] You're very cool for a dude who sells military stuff.
[giggle] That one was like totally over my head. [giggle] Anyway...It is like so past the start of happy hour. I guess I'll go ahead and take the gray in an extra-large.
Wha...? Just one is fine. I can't imagine the Senator needing any spares.
Hmm? Oh...Yeah. We're heading to the Stagger Inn. Do you know it?
Cool. We'll be there about 6ish. So absolutely...Drop by.
Sure. Uh...Let's see. I have brown hair and will be wearing...
How did you guess? It's pink tie-dyed, and his head is like this cool rain foresty green. The back has "Endless Revolution" printed in this really cool, like, old school commie font.
The back? Oh...I guess it's just...you know...a figure of speech, or something...So I'll see you there?
Rockin'. And yeah, bring the shirt. But don't wear one!!
[giggle] No, you perv [giggle]. I meant a USMC one!...Anyway, just my lame-o sense of humor.
[giggle] Right...I'm much funnier in person [giggle]. Smart ass [giggle]...So you're thinking 7:00 or so?
Cool. Yeah, me too. We'll see you then.